The tropical cyclone season in Fiji normally runs from November to April, but cyclones can occur throughout the year. During this period there is a greater risk of strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, landslides and road closures. This may lead to disruption of essential services and infrastructure. See Natural disasters
On 17 – 18 December, Severe Cyclone Yasa impacted Fiji, causing significant damage in affected areas. You should continue to follow the advice of local authorities.
Weather updates are available from Fiji Meteorological Service and the National Disaster Management Office has information on how to prepare.
Weather updates can also be found in local newspapers and on Radio Fiji GOLD on 100.4 FM. See our Tropical Cyclones page for further advice about what to do if you’re caught up in a storm.
If you are arriving in the UK from Fiji on or after 4am on 18 January you will need to self-isolate on your arrival, unless you have a valid exemption. Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Travel to Fiji is subject to entry restrictions
- The Fijian government has announced the closure of its border. Only Fijian citizens, those who hold a work permit, or those able to prove residency in Fiji are allowed to return.
- Fiji is also not allowing any transiting passengers through it from any other country.
See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.
Preparing for your return journey to the UK
If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:
Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.
If you’re planning travel to Fiji, find out what you need to know about coronavirus in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) guidance on foreign travel insurance.
Northern parts of Fiji were impacted by Tropical Cyclone Yasa on 17-18 December, causing significant damage. The tropical cyclone season normally runs from November to April. See Natural disasters
Around 20,000 British nationals visit Fiji every year. Most visits to Fiji are trouble-free.
As a developing state, Fiji’s health system is not as comprehensive as you would find in the UK. See Health
UK health authorities have classified Fiji as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Take care when visiting isolated locations, especially if you’re on your own. There have been serious cases of sexual assaults against foreign women in Fiji. See Crime
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Fiji, attacks can not be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.